News

IMO Legal Committee - International Group attendance

16/04/2012

The Group attended and took a full and active role in both the 99th session of the IMO Legal Committee that was held in London from 16 – 20 April.

New European Union Measures against Iran - Council Regulation 267/ 2012 published 24 March 2012

24/03/2012

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Interspill 2012 – Participation by representatives of Group Clubs

13/03/2012

Representatives of Group Clubs participated in the recent Interspill 2012 Conference and Exhibition held at London’s Excel Arena on 13 – 15 March 2012.

New European Union Measures against Iran - Council Decision 2012/35 dated 23 January 2012 - Frequently Asked Questions

08/02/2012

The latest round of EU measures against Iran impacting on shipowners and insurers were published in Council Decision 2012/35 on 23 January 2012.

Annual Review 2011/12

08/02/2012

The first International Group Annual Review has been published and is available via the PDF link below.

International Group reinsurance Subcommittee Chairman’s renewal statement January 2012

13/01/2012

The arrangements for the renewal of the International Group General Excess of Loss reinsurance contract and Hydra reinsurance programme for 2012/13 have now been finalized.

Memorandum of Understanding signed between IGP&I Clubs and the US Department of Interior

01/11/2011

The IG attended the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony held on 1 November 2011 in DOI's Washington DC headquarters.

International Marine Claims Conference Dublin

28/09/2011

The Group was represented at the International Marine Claims Conference held in Dublin on 28-29 September and participated on a panel session and gave a presentation on the framework of international maritime liability and compensation regimes.

Piracy FAQs - Latest version

21/09/2011

The latest version of the International Group's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are now available

IMO MSC - Intersessional Maritime Security and Piracy Working Group - IG attendance

13/09/2011

The Group attended and took an active role in the Intersessional Maritime Security and Piracy Working Group of the Maritime Safety Committee, which met at IMO Headquarters in London from 13 to 15 September 2011.

IMO FAL Committee meeting - IG attendance

05/09/2011

The IG attended and took a full and active role in the 37th meeting of the IMO FAL Committee that was held at the IMO Headquarters in London from 5 September – 9 September.

IOPC Funds meetings - IG attendance

05/07/2011

The IG attended and took a full and active role in the meetings of the 1992 IOPC Fund governing bodies and the 6th Intersessional working group that was held in London from 5 July – 7 July.

International Group Guidelines for Correspondents - 2nd Edition 2nd version

01/07/2011

A revised edition of the International Group Guidelines has been published by the Group in order to take more detailed account of the entry into force of the UK Bribery Act 2010, which has been covered in the Guidelines in the section that relates to Governance.

Koji Sekimizu has been elected as the next secretary-general of the International Maritime Organization

28/06/2011

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EMSA workshop on liability and compensation for maritime claims

20/05/2011

The Group was invited to attend and present at a two-day workshop for representatives of member state administrations on liability and compensation for maritime claims organised by EMSA in Lisbon on the 18th and 19th of May.

TradeWinds Marine Risk Forum London 4-5 May 2011

18/05/2011

The annual International Marine Risk Forum organised by TradeWinds was held in London on 4-5 May.

European Commission Inspections in the Container Liner Shipping Sector

17/05/2011

The European Commission confirmed on 17 May 2011 that it was carrying out unannounced inspections at the premises of a number of container liner shipping companies in several Member States.

TradeWinds Marine Risk Forum London 4-5 May 2011 : Article "Lawyer warns clubs’ cartel activities close to ‘cardinal sins’ " (TradeWinds 13 May 2011), Response to the Editor from Philippe Ruttley, Partner, Clyde & Co.

13/05/2011

Dear Mr Bray Your article misreported my speech at the TradeWinds Marine Risk Forum on 5 May 2011.

Meeting of the European Mutual and Cooperative Reinsurance Managers 12-13 May 2011

13/05/2011

The meeting organised by AMICE (Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Cooperatives in Europe) was held on 12-13 May in Budapest.

International Group Guidelines for Correspondents - 2nd Edition

12/05/2011

A revised edition of the International Group Guidelines has now been published by the Group.

IMO Legal Committee and IOPC Funds meetings - IG attendance

01/04/2011

The Spring meetings of the IMO Legal Committee and 1992 IOPC Fund Executive Committee were held in London at the end of March and beginning of April 2009.

Piracy

30/03/2011

Industry awareness campaign website launched – as part of the concerted industry effort to raise public and political awareness of the escalating piracy problem, and in particular the plight of seafarers and impact on global trade, a number of industry organisations have launched a new website www.

Piracy – Industry awareness campaign website launched

04/03/2011

As part of the concerted industry effort to raise public and political awareness of the escalating piracy problem, and in particular the plight of seafarers and impact on global trade, a number of industry organisations have launched a new website www.

Piracy – Industry Best Management Practices Version 3

03/03/2011

Piracy – Industry Best Management Practices Version 3 is the updated and current version of the industry developed Best Management Practices developed for shipowners transiting off the coast of Somalia and the Arabian Sea areas.

The Port of Rotterdam/industry arranged visit for members of the European Parliament

13/01/2011

The Port of Rotterdam/industry arranged visit for members of the European Parliament The Port of Rotterdam, in conjunction with interested industry parties including the International Group, arranged a visit for several Members of the European Parliament, together with several MEP assistants, representatives of the EU Transport Commissioner's Cabinet and various ports and shipping associations.

International Group General Excess Loss Reinsurance Contract Renewal 2011/2012

12/01/2011

The arrangements for the renewal of the International Group General Excess of Loss reinsurance contract and Hydra reinsurance programme for 2011/12 have now been finalized.

IG - London Shipping Law Centre (LSLC) - Presentation on the HNS Convention/Protocol

08/12/2010

Colin Trappe (representing the North of England and the International Group) presented a paper at the LSLC event on the HNS Convention/Protocol held in London on 8 December.

IG - Hong Kong Maritime Awareness Week - Presentation on Chinese Pollution Prevention Regulations

26/10/2010

The International Group (represented by Edward Lee of Steamship Mutual) presented a paper at the Joint Conference on Maritime Labour Convention (2006), PRC Marine Pollution and Maritime Security on 26/10/2010 in Hong Kong.

European Commission investigation – recent press coverage.

20/09/2010

Following the announcement by the European Commission that it has opened an investigation into certain aspects of the International Group’s pooling and reinsurance arrangements, there have been several press comments and articles which infer a lack of activity and engagement on the part of the Group with the competition regulators in Brussels.

European Commission Review - International Group: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.

27/08/2010

See document below.